Monday 17 June, 2019

WASA: Delay in completion of works along Beetham Highway

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in Port-of-Spain and environs that there has been a delay in the completion of works to relocate two transmission mains along the Beetham Highway, between the Lighthouse and Abattoir Road.

The job, which is being undertaken in association with the Ministry of Works & Transport, in relation to the construction of the new drainage system for the City of Port-of-Spain, is now expected to be completed by 12:00 midnight on Sunday.

WASA said as such, customers in the following areas will continue to experience a disruption in their pipe borne water supply: Downtown Port of Spain, Parts of Woodbrook, St. Ann’s, Cocorite, St. James, Cascade, Belmont and Westmoorings.

It is advising customers that it may take up to 12 hours for the scheduled pipe borne water supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the works have been completed.

Members of the public are further advised that the East-Bound lane of the Beetham Highway will remain closed between the Lighthouse and Abattoir Road up to 6 am on Monday.

WASA noted that during this time, vehicles will continue to be diverted on to the West Bound Carriageway, where vehicular traffic will be permitted in both directions.

The Authority is also encouraging motorists to use alternative routes including the Lady Young Road or South Quay to by-pass the work site to avoid traffic delays.

Motorists are also asked to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the jobsite and obey the instructions of police officers on duty.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.

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